You are an amazing human being.
You are full of life, wisdom, joy, thoughtfulness, and strength—even when you have times that may not feel like it.
Strength is often ill-defined as confidence when in actuality it has far more to do with persistence than anything else. How I know that is from my own journey, as well as that of virtually all of my one on one clients.
The more successful they are, the longer their story of persistence. These entrepreneurs simply cannot and will not give up.
But being backed into a corner, or being trapped by circumstances is something very different. The challenge is situations like this is in clearing your mind and focusing on solutions rather than the stress of the problem.
Recently, I had a coaching client that was up against the wall of a cash crisis in his business. In talking through it, he fixated on the amount that was owed rather than realizing that his customers were the source of his solution.
I encouraged him to know where his numbers are; but then, he is to look at how many customers would hire him all over again today if they needed someone? How many were moving up in business versus down? How many praise emails and phone calls had he gotten in the last 90 days.
Once we did this exercise together, we quickly realized that he did not have a cash flow issue—he had a client service issue. His team had gotten lax in servicing the clients with an over-and-above experience.
Perspective and brutal honesty reveal pure strength. You have it—you just have to know how to look for it.
Think about that.
Do you have a clear picture of what your best day looks like?
In our pursuit of an effective and powerful mindset, I encourage you to think about that question and how best to respond.
As I began my coaching business, I went through numerous “starts and stops” trying to get everything perfect right out of the gate. Although a lofty goal, I was literally sabotaging my success.
The secret ingredient was just to start.
Once I took forward action, and I got past my self-imposed mental barriers, solutions and creativity simply began to flow at a high level.
One of the tools that I used to arrive at this place in my journey was to visualize and write out “my perfect day.”
That is my challenge and encouragement to you right now.
Use your journal or the digital journal in this app and spend a few moments writing out a detailed account of what your perfect day will look like.
When did you awake? What will you do? How will you spend your time? Who will share your time with you? What will you get accomplished? For what will you be grateful?
These questions and many others will often unlock your thinking and allow you to see solutions that you might be missing. I use this exercise personally at least once a quarter.
Think about that.
Tony Robbins is one of the great voices in the area of mindset and focus. And I love this quote because it reminds us that no matter what mistakes we may have had or how slow we might be going, we are still ahead of everybody else who isn’t trying.
I know that as I started my coaching business, I was making an evolution out of a structured brick and mortar business into things that I can invest in individuals like you. At times I went through seasons of deep procrastination and deep self-doubt.
I finally realized that I was making progress all along the way. Things I used to call starts and stops were actual elements that would eventually become part of my coaching. They were just coming to my awareness in a different order than how I teach them today. A lot of that journey is what has developed into Mindset Engine.
As I developed my group coaching, as well as my one-on-one private clients, I realized that, even though I may not have moved as quickly I would have liked at the time, I was moving exactly at the pace that I needed to develop the tools that could truly help you.
At the time, I was frustrated over how slow it was. Now I look back at it and realize that that was exactly the perfect amount of development, which it was the perfect speed and pace because I needed to develop the right things.
If you’re struggling for the pace at which you are moving on this new goal of yours, take a moment and step back and look at it. Consider that if you are moving forward, albeit slow, but you’re moving forward ahead of everybody else who’s sitting and not trying. You are ahead of so many other people.
Now, the challenge is to look at how can you move forward faster, higher, better so that you are happy with the results of the pace.
Think About That.
It sounds much easier than it actually is—to do what you love and love what you do.
I know multi-millionaires who have started their own companies only to end up feeling like they built themselves a job rather than a lifestyle. I also know numerous top performing entrepreneurs who are in complete peace and harmony with where they are and what they do.
I call it “Building a business that is authentic and congruent with who you are.” And, it is a significant part of my coaching model. Without that clarity, it is easy to get busy and end up addicted to the action, but not passionate about the product. This is far more common than you might think.
The first step is all about brutal honesty. I talk about it all the time. You see, as entrepreneurs, we are usually pretty good sales people. We can talk about our product or service easily and openly. The downside is that often we get sold on our own material and lose sight of its true persona in the marketplace.
The best thing you can do is to have a community with a vested interest in you.
I see this happen dynamically every day in my group coaching sessions. The teams truly invest in one another and want everyone to succeed fully. It is a beautiful thing—watching entrepreneurs investing in their community.
So answer this. Do you love what you do? Would you get up every day for the rest of your life and do what you do for free?
I have found what when you do what you love and love what you do, your energy, authenticity, and congruence are significant and very attractive to your potential audience. People can see through a job. Most everyone I know wants to buy and/or follow a winner and a leader.
Do you love what you do? If not, it is time for some brutal honesty.
Think about that.
EASY is a concept often misunderstood. People are always looking for the magic bullet. Many are looking for a short cut or path that gets them something with little effort.
When you talk to people who are wildly successful in business and entrepreneurship, the truth becomes very clear.
Easy is something that you create. It’s a combination of hard work and learning. It understands that for you to get where you want to go, you have to have the right mindset to start. You have to have the right strategic model to follow and concentrated, disciplined action.
You have to do the hard work. Hard work is much more about doing the right things for the right reason at the right time.
Are you creating easy for yourself or are you looking for easy for yourself? One of them will give you success.
I suggest you look at the Vision90 tool in the resources area of the app. This powerful tool will help you map out what “easy” can look like for you.
Think about that.